GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk

26 miles (42 km)

This walk runs through the beautiful Sirhowy Valley in south Wales. The trail starts at the delightful Tredegar House Country Park near Newport. Here you will find a 17th-century mansion surrounded by 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. The trail then heads north towards Risca and Blackwood before finishing at Tredegar.
Highlights on the walk include waterside sections along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal near Newport and along the Sirhowy river through Blackwood. You also visit the pretty Sirhowy Valley Country Park at Risca.
Here you can enjoy climb to Machen Mountain where there are spectacular views of the Rhymney Valley and Sirhowy Valley, Cardiff and the Bristol Channel.
The walk is waymarked with yellow arrow on a white disc.

Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


View over the Sirhowy valley - - 736888

View over the Sirhowy valley. From the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway footpath, looking north-east over the farmland on these gentler upper slopes.

View northwest from Ridgeway - - 624897

View northwest from Ridgeway. On the right isYnysyfro Reservoir. The highest point on the horizon isTwmbarlwm Hill Fort. The footpath on the left is part of the Sirhowy Valley Walk as it descends from Ridgeway down to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Sirhowy Valley Country Park, Wyllie - - 429487

Sirhowy Valley Country Park, Wyllie

Tredegar House - - 1936921

Tredegar House

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)